The Big Ten will announce Jim Delany’s successor at a press conference tomorrow at 11 am CT.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) June 3, 2019Under Delany’s watch, Big Ten schools won dozens of national championships across all sports, including Ohio State’s College Football Playoff national title in the 2014 season.In addition, he was a leading voice in the formation of the Big Ten Network and the now-defunct Bowl Championship Series that ran from 1998 to 2013.Delany’s tenure was not a criticism-free one, but it was certainly a consequential one. INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Several months ago the Big Ten Conference announced that longtime commissioner Jim Delany would retire when his contract expires in 2020. After hiring a search firm to identify a replacement it would appear the Big Ten is ready to make an announcement.The conference put out a release tonight indicating it will announce Delany’s successor in a press conference on Tuesday. The successor will take over when Delany’s contract expires on June 30, 2020.Delany was appointed commissioner of the Big Ten Conference in 1989, and in that time has overseen its expansion to 14 teams. Penn State was added in 1990, with Nebraska joining in 2011, followed by Maryland and Rutgers in 2014.Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame have also joined the conference as affiliates in some sports.
The Elections Commissioner had also agreed to a request to allow candidates to have one campaign office apart from the party office in each electorate.Meanwhile, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that concerns had also been raised with the Elections Commissioner with regards to some statements made by the police. He said that at today’s meeting, the main focus was on the campaigning for the election by political parties and the rules and regulations in this regard. Premajayantha said that a request was also made to the Elections Commissioner to allow representatives of the UPFA to be present at counting centers when the votes are counted after the August 17 Parliament election. He said that the police spokesman had made an erroneous statement saying no one can canvass for votes by visiting houses.Silva said that the statement could give the wrong impression to the voter and the Elections Commissioner was urged to address the issue. (Colombo Gazette) Political party secretaries, representatives and election monitors met Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today and discussed preparations and issues related to the August 17 Parliament election.United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha said that this was the second such meeting held since Parliament elections were declared.